Academy to Include All 24 Oscar Categories in Live Announcement

Academy Changes the Oscar Nominee Announcement Process
Chris Pine arrives for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013. (Photo Credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is dramatically altering the way Oscar nominations are announced. In previous years, only the major categories would be revealed during a live broadcast from LA in the early morning hours of a weekday in January (this year the announcement will take place on January 15th). However, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said all of the 2015 Academy Awards nominees will be announced as part of a two-part presentation.

Per the official announcement, all 24 Oscar categories will be announced live by Chris Pine, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Alfonso Cuarón, and J.J. Abrams.

“Each of the three years we’ve produced the show, we have attempted to refresh elements of the process and the telecast,” said Zadan and Meron. “This year, we’re honored to start a new tradition that celebrates the contributions of all the nominees by announcing all 24 categories. We’re thrilled that a distinguished actor and two world-class film directors are part of the initial launch.”

“We’re delighted to have Chris, Alfonso and J.J. participate in the excitement of Nominations morning, which, for the first time, will highlight nominees in all categories,” said Boone Isaacs. “This new approach enables the Academy to further recognize excellence across our entire industry and underscore the full spectrum of the arts and sciences of motion pictures.”

Here’s the details on this year’s Oscar nominee announcements:

At 5:30 a.m. PT, Cuarón and Abrams will announce the nominees in the following categories: Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Film Editing, Original Song, Production Design, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects.

At 5:38 a.m. PT, Pine and Boone Isaacs will take the stage to unveil the nominations for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Cinematography, Costume Design, Directing, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, Adapted Screenplay, Original Screenplay and Best Picture.

The 2015 Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA.

-By Rebecca Murray

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